Course title: Integrated Pest Management for Historic Buildings
Instructors: John Nelson (NPS) & Danielle Buttke (NPS)
Dates: November 6-8
Location: Grand Teton National Park
This workshop provides an introduction to Integrated Pest Management, with special emphasis on pest issues in the Northern Rockies. Using resources in Grand Teton National Park as case studies, participants will learn about the inspection and diagnostics processes best suited for determining what pests are present and the extent of infestation. Time will be spent on properly addressing safety concerns and implementing mitigation measures when working in historic structures that have a proven pest problem. Participants will become familiar with the specific considerations regarding structural pests common in greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, such as mice, bats, and swallows, and options for exclusion that remain sensitive to historic structures’ integrity and comply with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.
Note: Housing will not be available at White Grass Dude Ranch for this workshop.
AIA CES Credits: 18 HSW
Course format: Instructor led face-to-face
1: Learn processes for examining buildings to determine what pests are present and the extent of infestation.
2: Learn safety problems in dealing with pests, including rodents, bats, birds, ants, and others.
3: Understand the environmental implications of treating pest infestations.
4: Learn mitigation methods specifically targeted to historic buildings that comply with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.
Primary Point of Contact: Alliance for Historic Wyoming, 307.333.3508, ExecDirector@historicwyoming.org.
Cost for credits: $200